Given the importance of groupings of institutions and their strategies, and their increasing independence and responsibilities, the French High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (Hcéres) has revised its methodology for the 2017-2018 evaluation campaign (Group D).  The goal is to conduct a concise and coherent evaluation of territorial coordinations and the entities involved in such initiatives.

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Evaluation, International

25 participants representing Member States and the European Commission took part in discussions at the annual meeting of the G7 Research Group. The agenda focused on evaluating the impact of research, evaluating the site policies of institutions and scientific integrity. France was represented by Hcéres, the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the General Inspectorate of the Administration of National Education and Research (IGAENR).

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Nomination, Institution, Science and Technology Observatory (OST), Territorial coordination

Michel Cosnard has appointed Frédérique Sachwald as Director of the Observatory of Science and Technologies (OST), following a proposal by the OST Scientific Steering Committee on Friday 3 June. On Monday 6 June, the Hcéres Board approved the proposal by Michel Cosnard to appoint Michel Robert to direct the Evaluation of Institutions Department and Annie Vinter to lead the new Evaluation of Territorial Coordinations Department.

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